24 Easy Dollar Tree Store Crafts for Kids
When my daughters were younger, they both loved crafts — even very simple ones, like peeling off stickers and putting them on a piece of construction paper.
We were always for craft supplies, craft kits, and art project ideas for them. But unfortunately, back then we didn’t realize what a great place the dollar store is for buying craft materials.
Some craft supplies that you can find at the dollar store include:
- Crayons, markers, pens
- Artificial flowers
- Craft foam
- Craft moss
- Tissue paper
- Googly eyes
- Glitter glue
- Popsicle sticks
- Glue sticks
- Paint trays
- Pipe cleaners
- Pom poms
- Construction paper
- Acrylic paints
- Watercolor paints
Here are 24 easy crafts, all made with items that you can buy at your local dollar store — from craft supplies like pom poms and construction paper to household items like coffee filters, food coloring, and cupcake liners.
Some of these craft projects can be completely made using only Dollar Tree items, while others might need a trip to another store as well.
Dollar Store Craft Ideas for Kids
Tiny Santa Hat Christmas Ornament
Everything we used to make this craft is from Dollar Store -- from the Mason jar shaped ornament to the bottle brush Christmas tree to the red and white cardstock.
Fall Pumpkin and Leaf Garland
Kids will have so much fun mixing colors together to make this pretty fall garlands. Coffee filters and food coloring are both available at the Dollar Store.
Glow in the Dark Sensory Bottles
You can really go to town making sensory bottles with Dollar Store materials.
Buy some water bottles and baby oil, then throw in whatever dry pasta, beads, glitter, plastic toys, etc, that you either have on hand already or see in the aisles that day.
Mickey Mouse Marble Painting Craft
Disney fans will love making this fun craft. Get some marbles, acylic paint, and pom poms from the Dollar Store, and cut out the free mouse ears templates.
Then have fun dipping marbles in paint and rolling them around inside a box to create this wall hanging.
Paper Plate Ladybugs
These paper plate ladybugs are a great painting project for kids of all ages. It's a great way for helping fine-tune your child's motor skills while having lots of fun in the process.
Milk Jug Fairy House
The next time you finish a gallon milk jug, go to your local Dollar Tree store to get some hot glue gun sticks, pink flowers, and packaged moss to make this adorable fairy house.
Toilet Paper Roll Ghosts
This simple project makes a great hanging decoration for Halloween.
Just grab a single hole punch, some empty toilet paper roll tubes, and get everything else you need from the Dollar Store to make these hanging ghosts.
Tissue Paper Flowers
These tissue paper flowers are so much fun and easy for kids to make. Plus they make great gifts!
Mermaid Toilet Paper Roll Craft
This is an adorable craft that's easy to make, thanks to the templates. All you need are markers, pencils, colored paper, and a toilet paper roll.
Christmas Diorama Ornament
School Bus Art Project for Toddlers & Preschoolers
This is a great activity to do outdoors, where you can have a big tub of soapy water nearby and you don't mind if it gets messy.
And yes, you can get toy school buses (or whatever other toy vehicle you want to use) at the Dollar Store!
Use Dollar Tree Mod Podge to give these adorable bookmarks that shimmery look. Free printable templates are available with the instructions.
Easy Mitten Craft with Free Template
Pick up stickers, cotton balls, markers, and cardstock from your Dollar Tree store, and then use the free printable templates to make these winter mittens. Includes book suggestions to go along with the craft.
Colorful Popsicle Stick Picture Frames
Digital photos are great, but don't you sometimes want some physical photos that can display -- or give as gifts?
These colorful popsicle stick picture frames are a fun and simple way to display your family’s favorite memories.
Dinosaur Stick Puppets
Do you know a kid who loves dinosaurs? With the free templates, it's easy to make these felt puppets with popsicle sticks.
Unicorn Dream Catcher
This is a ridiculously inexpensive craft to make. Buy some Dollar Store yarn and glue, cut some shapes out of cardboard (it could even be the back of a cereal box), and you're good to go!
A DIY Beachy Bookmark with Paint Pouring
If you like reading or the beach (or reading at the beach, which I love to do), then this is the craft for you! Use a technique called "paint pouring" to create this beautiful blue color.
More Crafts that use Dollar Store Items
Here are even more fun crafts that your kids will love.
- Pool Noodles Monsters
- Toy Story Alien Made with Paper Plates
- Handprint Flowers in a Duct Tape Vase
- Marbled Christmas ornaments with nail polish
- Hula Hoop Weaving craft
- Clothespin Fairy Dolls
- Cupcake Wrapper Flowers